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MTA Anticipates Fare Increase For Those Commuting To, From Long Island Next Year

Long Island Railroad customers may see new fees coming to and from New York City.
Long Island Railroad customers may see new fees coming to and from New York City. Photo Credit: MTA/LIRR

Long Island commuters traveling to Manhattan will soon see a fare hike but riders in the five boroughs will be paying cheaper prices as part of a new pilot program.

The MTA announced on Wednesday, Feb. 26, that starting this spring, full-price fares for most travel within the City of New York on MTA Metro-North Railroad and MTA Long Island Rail Road will be reduced through funding from the Outer Borough Transportation Account.

According to the MTA, full-price fares will be reduced by 10 percent for Metro-North travelers in the Bronx and Manhattan; 10 percent for LIRR travelers in Queens, Brooklyn, and Manhattan; and 20 percent for LIRR travelers utilizing monthly tickets.

However, the MTA’s plan also includes a 4 percent fare increase next year for LIRR riders, including those in Nassau and Suffolk County who are not privy to the discount.

Officials said the LIRR may lose upwards of $16 million annually due to the discounts. The pilot program is expected to last between six months and a year.

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